If you suffer from an Autoimmune Disease or disorder, your immune system is attacking other systems of your body (ie. Thyroid, cerebellum, etc.)
If you have an autoimmune attack, it is like a house with termites. The termites are destroying the foundation and structure of the house. In autoimmunity, your body is destroying tissue as the attack occurs, damaging critical organs.
You must find out where the “termites live”, or you will keep destroying tissue.
This is what makes our approach unique: no stone is left unturned to determine the true cause of your health condition.
There can be many different forms of “termites”, so you must run the correct tests.
We can check for gluten antibodies, tissue antibodies such as myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, and cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.
For example, many hypothyroid patients that we have managed have tested positive for thyroid antibodies and they were actually mis-diagnosed for years. If your thyroid tissue anti-bodies (TPO &TBG) are high, you are suffering from Hashimoto’s disease and NOT hypothyroid. The only way to find out is to test for thyroid tissue antibodies via blood work.
Your immune system could be attacking your nervous system, which would cause pain and numbness (this is called multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy). We can confirm this is the problem through our extensive testing process.
We run tests for H. Pylori bacteria to determine any problems related to gut function (H. Pylori is the most common bacteria to affect the stomach and gut). We are also looking for parasites, mold, yeast and fungi. A majority of patients with gastro-intestinal dysfunction suffer from these as well.
How Our Autoimmune Disease Treatment Is Different?
We focus on a comprehensive approach for managing the autoimmune patient:
- We need to remove the trigger(s) that aggravate the immune system (foods, chemicals, hormonal imbalance, etc.).
- We need to calm the existing body-wide inflammatory cascade (with diet & lifestyle changes and specific supplements that down-regulate pro-inflammatory processes and up-regulate anti-inflammatory processes or simply put … we need to decrease the inflammation in your body!
- We need to repair any damage to the GI tract barrier (and any of the other 4 barriers that are breached). Put another way, we need to fix your gut function.
- We need to support the damaged autoimmune target with specific supplements and/or medical hormone therapy (as in the case of thyroid and pancreas damage).
When necessary, we will co-manage your case with your M.D. so that each patient has the best results possible.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help with your Autoimmune Disease, give us a call at (540) 678-1212 to schedule an appointment or fill out the form below.